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Principal Industrial Engineer

Requisition ID: R10072317

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Analyzes and designs sequence of operations and work flow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts; and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel. May establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures and may manage training programs for personnel concerning all phases of production operations. Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. On the basis of these studies, develops and implements plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods. May assist facilities engineers in the planning and design of facilities.

Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Principal Industrial Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will support the B-2 and will be located in Palmdale, CA.

  • Analyzes the B-2 manufacturing process for opportunities to minimize waste, reduce cost, and optimize schedule.
  • Provides support to the manufacturing floor by working proactively with cross-functional teams to understand frontline problems and implement cost-saving, impactful solutions.
  • Works with program leadership to assess what-if scenarios and guide long-term strategic decision making
  • Generates metrics and conducts studies pertaining to efficiency, cycle times, work-in-progress, staffing, performance, and product delivery.
  • Partners with IPT leadership and manufacturing to develop and track recovery plans that instill confidence with the program and customers, even through unforeseen challenges.
  • Supporting the 2nd shift Air Vehicle Manager to include metric creation, data-driven recommendations, and be able to host meetings with multiple support groups.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Industrial Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 or more years of engineering or manufacturing experience; OR a Master’s Degree in STEM with 3 or more years of engineering or manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance with program access.
  • Strong expertise using the full suite of Microsoft Office Tools
  • Critical Path identification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a manufacturing environment
  • At least 1 year of demonstrated experience leading project teams
  • Experience with shop floor control systems
  • Experience/certifications in lean/process improvement
  • Experience with Python
  • CAM Experience

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.